Higher Education

Developmental Counseling and Therapy, 1st Edition

  • Allen E. Ivey Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Mary Bradford Ivey Consultant, Microtraining/Alexander Street Press
  • Jane E. Myers University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Thomas J. Sweeney Ohio University
  • ISBN-10: 0618439889  |  ISBN-13: 9780618439881
  • 448 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75



Designed for the life-span course, advanced skills course, or practicum, this text combines developmental counseling and therapy (DCT) theory with wellness theory and positive psychology to provide a foundation for tackling lifespan transitions and developmental issues. Students use case studies, transcripts, and exercises to learn how the major theories relate to actual practice. A web site with test bank and instructor guide is available.

Table of Contents

Note: Chapters 1-13 conclude with a Summary, Theory into Practice: Developing Your Portfolio of Competence, and References.
Before You Start: Lifespan Wellness, Objectives of This Book, and Ethics
I. Introduction to Developmental Counseling and Therapy: The Vitality of Lifespan Wellness
1. Our Developmental Nature
Introduction: Development as a Central Goal of Counseling and Therapy
Five Approaches to Developmental Theory
Introducing Developmental Counseling and Therapy
A Case Example
2. Wellness: Optimizing Human Development over the Lifespan
Introduction: From Illness and Repair to the Promotion and Enhancement of Wellness
Three Key Adlerian Developmental Constructs: Socio-Teleo-Analytic
The Wheel of Wellness: A Holistic Model of Human Development
The Indivisible Self Model for Wellness (IS-Wel)
Promoting Wellness: A Case Illustration
3. Development over the Lifespan: Developmental Counseling as Lifespan Therapy
Introduction: Attachment and Separation: Developmental Challenges Across the Lifespan
Self and/or Self-in-Relation
Lifespan Theory: The Developmental Tasks of Individuals
Cognitive Developmental Theories
Gender Issues in Development
Transitions: What Happens Between Lifespan Stages?
Introspective Developmental Counseling: Moving Lifespan Theory to Daily Practice
II. Skills and Strategies for a Developmental Practice
4. Assessing Developmental Style
Introduction: Developmental Assessment
The Skills of Developmental Assessment
Expanding Developmental Assessment: Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Plato''s Allegory of the Cave
5. Developmental Interventions and Strategies: Specific Interventions to Facilitate Client Cognitive and Emotional Development
Introduction: Your Interviewing Style and Theory Deeply Affect How Clients Respond
Developmental Questions and Strategies for Vertical and Horizontal Development
The DCT Questioning Sequence with Families, Children, and Adolescents
Facilitating Emotional Development
Counseling and Therapy Theories and DCT
Moving Clients Through Developmental Styles Using Varying Treatments
6. Assessing Client Change: Creativity, Perturbation, and Confrontation
Introduction: Cultural Intentionality
Creativity, Intentionality, and the New
The Primary Circular Reaction: Chance and Deliberation in Creativity
Perturbation: Providing an Environment for Change
Perturbation, Interview Confrontation, and the Creation of the New
The Confrontation Impact Scale (CIS): Evaluating the Effectiveness of Our Interventions
Death and Dying Theory: Parallels with DCT Change Assessment
Change: A Loss or an Opportunity?
7. Developing Treatment Plans: DCT and Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Introduction: Eclecticism and Integrative Theory
DCT and the Four Major Theoretical Forces of Counseling and Therapy
A Case of Child Abuse: DCT and Network Therapy
Applying the DCT and Network Treatment Models with Adolescents
An Adult Case Example Using Style-Shift Counseling
III. Multiple Applications of DCT for Counseling and Psychotherapy Practice
8. Multicultural Counseling and Therapy
Introduction: Defining Culture and Multiculturalism
You as a Multicultural Being
Cultural Identity Development and the Evolution of Consciousness
DCT: Multiple Narratives of Consciousness
The Liberation of Consciousness
9. Reframing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Positive Strategies from Developmental Counseling and Therapy
Introduction: Disorder or Developmental Issue?
The Developmental Meaning of Personality Styles
Axis I as the Failure of Axis II Defensive Structures
Post-Traumatic Stress as a Central Issue
Multicultural Issues
Instituting Developmentally Appropriate Treatment Plans
10. Early Recollections: Using DCT with Early Memories to Facilitate Second-Order Change
Introduction: The Meaning of Early Memories
Early Recollections
Early Recollections: Integrating Adlerian Psychology with DCT
Example of Early Recollection and Interpretation
Using ERs with DCT: A Wellness Case Illustration
11. Using Developmental Counseling and Therapy with Families
Introduction: The Family Life Cycle, A Delicate Balance
Integrating Lifespan and Family Life-Cycle Theory
DCT and Family Perspectives: A Case Study
Theory into Practice: Developing Your Portfolio of Competence
12. Bibliotherapy, Metaphors, and Narratives
Introduction: The Creative Process of Bibliotherapy, Metaphors, and Narratives
Using DCT with Bibliotherapy
Integrating Bibliotherapy and DCT: A Case Example
13. Spirituality, Wellness, and Development: Applying DCT to Core Values in Clients'' Lives
Introduction: Research Findings on Spirituality
Definitions and Promise of Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Culture and Spirituality
Discernment: Discovering Our Deepest Meanings
Faith Development and Developmental Counseling and Therapy
DCT Strategies and Narratives of Faith
Three Special Issues in Spirituality and Counseling
14. Epilogue: Your Future Development
Assessing Mastery of Central Practice Goals
Conclusion: Lifespan Counselor and Therapist Development
Appendix 1. Introspective Developmental Counseling Questions
Appendix 2. The Standard Cognitive/Emotional Developmental Classification System
Appendix 3. The Standard Cognitive/Emotional Developmental Interview
Appendix 4. Practice Rating Interview
Appendix 5. What Is Your Preferred Style of Helping?

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Allen E. Ivey

Allen E. Ivey is Distinguished University Professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A Diplomate in counseling psychology, Dr. Ivey is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and Asian-American Psychological Association. His work in diversity led him to be honored as a Multicultural Elder at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. He has written more than 40 books and 200 articles and chapters, translated into 20 languages. Dr. Ivey's undergraduate work was in psychology at Stanford University, followed by a Fulbright Grant to study social work at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He is the originator of the Microskills approach, basic to this book.

Mary Bradford Ivey

Mary Bradford Ivey is Senior Consultant at Microtraining/Alexander Street Press and a former Vice President of Microtraining Associates. She has served as visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the University of Hawai'i, Manoa; and Flinders University, South Australia. She is a retired elementary counselor and a former Stress Management counselor at Amherst College. Her comprehensive elementary program was named one of the top ten in the nation at the Christa McAuliffe Conference. Dr. Ivey earned a master's degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin, and a doctorate in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author or co-author of twenty books (translated into multiple languages), as well as several articles and chapters. A Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), she has presented workshops and keynote lectures with Dr. Allen Ivey throughout the world. She is also known for her work in promoting and explaining development guidance and counseling in the United States and abroad. She is one of the first fifteen honored Fellows of the American Counseling Association and is also a recipient of the American Counseling Association's Ohana Award for her work in multicultural counseling.